Yogima Seth Sharma

  • Extending workers' safety code to small enterprises will hamper job growth, CII tells govt

    Extending workers' safety code to small enterprises will hamper job growth, CII tells govt

    CII has suggested government set up common facilities for establishments in a locality to avail on cost basis. Besides, it has suggested labour ministry revisit the penalties proposed for contraventions so that the focus is on compliance and deterrence. The industry body has sent its recommendations to the standing committee on labour.

    Four zonal committees set up to monitor key programmes of land resources department

    Four zonal committees set up to monitor key programmes of land resources department

    Under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, the department undertakes development of rainfed portions of net cultivated area and cultivable wastelands in association with states. DILRMP is a 100 per cent grant scheme from the centre for computerisation of all existing land records including mutations (or transfers) and digitization of maps.

    Labour ministry proposes board of vocational training for mine workers

    Labour ministry proposes board of vocational training for mine workers

    As per the proposal, the board shall consists of the chief inspector of mines, who shall be its chairperson, three members possessing technical qualification in mining or petroleum engineering and having at least twenty years’ practical experience, one each in coal mines, metal mines, and oil mines to represent each sector appointed by the govt.

    Lok Sabha refers labour code to standing committee

    Lok Sabha refers labour code to standing committee

    The code aims to regulate the employment of workers, including those engaged by contractors, and their working conditions across sectors. It envisages setting up a National Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board to advise the government on the standards, rules and regulations on worker safety, besides overseeing implementation.

    Maharashtra top state in delivering justice to its citizens: Report

    Maharashtra top state in delivering justice to its citizens: Report

    The ranking is part of the India Justice Report (IJR) 2019, an initiative of Tata Trusts in collaboration with Centre for Social Justice, Common Cause, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, DAKSH, TISS- Prayas and Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy.

    Health index to reflect Ayushman Bharat progress

    Health index to reflect Ayushman Bharat progress

    The central government is reviewing the two-year-old index by adding new benchmarks to ensure a more realistic picture. A senior government official told ET that the national health authority, the apex body responsible for implementing the flagship public health insurance scheme, plans to include the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana in the Niti Aayog health index.

    Ministry of rural development releases fifth edition of Wasteland Atlas

    Ministry of rural development releases fifth edition of Wasteland Atlas

    Department of land resources in collaboration with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Department of Space has published Wastelands Atlases of India - 2000, 2005, 2010 & 2011 editions. The new wastelands mapping exercise, carried out by NRSC using the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite data is the fifth edition of Wastelands Atlas – 2019.

    MSDE, IBM jointly launch SkillsBuild platform

    MSDE, IBM jointly launch SkillsBuild platform

    As part of the programme, a two-year advanced diploma in IT, networking and cloud computing, co-created and designed by IBM, will be offered at the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) & National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs). The platform will be extended to train ITI & NSTI faculty on building skills in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

    Labour productivity falls over the last eight years

    Labour productivity falls over the last eight years

    Labour productivity fell to 2.6% and 2.9% in FY17 and FY18 respectively compared to high growth phase of FY04-FY08 when it grew 14.2%, said an Ind-Ra analysis. Longer and sustainable labour productivity growth is dependent on investments in innovation, knowledge, and intangible capital by businesses, and governments’ commitments towards structural reforms, the report said.

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